What do BHPE — Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership students do once they graduate?

As an Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership graduate, you have the opportunity to be a leader in the fast-growing fields of ecotourism, adventure tourism and outdoor pursuits. This degree will prepare you to become a champion of outdoor adventure, equipped with entrepreneurial savvy and a comprehensive understanding of the links between health, physical activity and wellness.


Career choices

Graduates of the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education — Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership major generally find work at resorts, outdoor adventure outfitters, parks, universities and colleges, with community organizations or in the tourism and outdoor adventure industry.

Your job title could be:

  • Ecotourism planner
  • Parks interpreter
  • Outdoor sector guide
  • Environmental educator Adapted
  • Outdoor Facilitator
  • Public Safety (ie. ski patrol)
  • Outdoor Skills instructor
  • Outfitter
  • Entrepreneur
  • Outdoor Centre Management
  • Wilderness Based Youth Worker
  • Outdoor Equipment Retail/Rep


  • Jeff Couillard
  • Marie Crimp
  • Allison Jean
  • Adam Luciuk
  • Britt Mae
  • Bob Montgomery
  • Mandi Parkin
  • Amy Ross
  • Cheryl Rowland-Nunez
  • Christy Taylor

Opportunities to enhance your ETOL degree

There are many other opportunities that are available to Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership graduates however, these will require additional education and certification. With these enhanced skills, you can pursue a career in:

  • Wilderness Therapist
  • Recreational Therapist
  • K–12 Outdoor Education Teacher
  • Avalanche Safety Technician
  • Professionally Accredited Guide
  • Sustainable Tourism Researcher
Bachelor of Health and Physical Education — Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership statistics from the Mount Royal University follow-up graduate survey conducted in 2017–2018 within a year of graduation.